Sirens have just been sounded in the Alpes-Maritimes department. “This is part of the red ORSEC plan,” says Prefect Bernard Gonzalez.
“It had been a very long time since the department had been placed on red alert. These sirens mean that this Saturday evening, it is dangerous to be outside, to be in your vehicle.
“The traffic lanes are still viable late this afternoon. You have to take the opportunity to go home and stay confined.”
Since Friday 9:30 pm, the prefecture’s operational centre has been at work. Heavy rains are expected until 3 a.m.
Air and train traffic is currently paralysed. The A8 motorway remains cut off between Fréjus and Antibes. “We hope for a break in the second half of the night,” says Jean-Gabriel Delacroy, Chief of Staff of the Prefect.